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Here We Are Now

The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain
Cross, Charles R. (Book - 2014 )
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On April 5, 1994, 27-year-old Kurt Cobain took his own life. His desperation to kick drugs, his complicated relationship with fame, his tortured soul--all these elements came together in one terrible moment, and the landscapes of music and pop culture were forever changed. Two decades have passed since Cross, a Seattle-based writer and early supporter of Nirvana, lived the horror of that day on the front lines, fielding the phone calls as the media descended. While the impact of a life is difficult to see on the day he dies, the long view provides a wider vista. Here, for the first time, Cross, author of the definitive Cobain biography, explores how the haunting memory of Cobain lives on in innumerable, and sometimes surprising, ways. Here We Are Now attempts to answer where we--the fans, the music business and fashion industry, the addiction and recovery communities, Kurt's family are, two decades later. Cobain's life and work can be seen everywhere, from his indelible marks on music to his more subtle influence on gender and gay rights, the way we view suicide and drug addiction, and the idea of Seattle as a cultural hub. Cobain and Nirvana are now part of a rite of passage through adolescence, and while "teen spirit" may have changed and evolved since the early nineties, the music remains authentic. Kurt Cobain changed the cultural conversation, in his all too brief life, and even after his shattering death. With interviews and commentary from all corners of the pop culture universe, this book explores what a singular life meant, and how that meaning can be measured, when and if it can be.--From publisher description. The author of the Kurt Cobain biography "Heavier Than Heaven" examines the legacy of the Nirvana frontman and discusses why he still matters twenty years after his death.
Authors: Cross, Charles R.
Title: Here we are now
the lasting impact of Kurt Cobain
Publisher: New York :, It Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 181 pages :,1 illustration ;,19 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Holy grail, music & influence
Lamestain on my wack slacks, grunge & culture
The $6,000 Cobain trench coat, style & fashion
The perfect Seattle moment, Aberdeen & Seattle
Happens every day, addiction & suicide
The last rock star, legacy & blue eyes.
Summary: On April 5, 1994, 27-year-old Kurt Cobain took his own life. His desperation to kick drugs, his complicated relationship with fame, his tortured soul--all these elements came together in one terrible moment, and the landscapes of music and pop culture were forever changed. Two decades have passed since Cross, a Seattle-based writer and early supporter of Nirvana, lived the horror of that day on the front lines, fielding the phone calls as the media descended. While the impact of a life is difficult to see on the day he dies, the long view provides a wider vista. Here, for the first time, Cross, author of the definitive Cobain biography, explores how the haunting memory of Cobain lives on in innumerable, and sometimes surprising, ways. Here We Are Now attempts to answer where we--the fans, the music business and fashion industry, the addiction and recovery communities, Kurt's family are, two decades later. Cobain's life and work can be seen everywhere, from his indelible marks on music to his more subtle influence on gender and gay rights, the way we view suicide and drug addiction, and the idea of Seattle as a cultural hub. Cobain and Nirvana are now part of a rite of passage through adolescence, and while "teen spirit" may have changed and evolved since the early nineties, the music remains authentic. Kurt Cobain changed the cultural conversation, in his all too brief life, and even after his shattering death. With interviews and commentary from all corners of the pop culture universe, this book explores what a singular life meant, and how that meaning can be measured, when and if it can be.--From publisher description.
The author of the Kurt Cobain biography "Heavier Than Heaven" examines the legacy of the Nirvana frontman and discusses why he still matters twenty years after his death.
Local Note: 1 15 29 35 53 61 71 79 112 118 133 138 148 151 152 172 173 210 231 245 250
ISBN: 0062308211
9780062308214
Statement of Responsibility: Charles R. Cross
Copyright Date: ♭2014
Subject Headings: Rock musicians United States Criticism and interpretation. Rock musicians Influence. Rock music 1991-2000 History and criticism. Nirvana (Musical group) Cobain, Kurt, 1967-1994 Influence.
Topical Term: Rock musicians
Rock musicians
Rock music
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Cross, Charles R. Here we are now First edition. New York : It Books, 2014 9780062308245 (DLC) 2013046844
LCCN: 2013045769
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For me, as a Cobain fan, this book just swallowed me up. As a Seattle resident, this book resonated powerfully. As a student of culture, I could not put it down and felt grateful for the penetrating analysis. As an appreciator of Charles Cross' work and insights, I was enlightened. If you listened to the radio in the early 1990s, you will relish this book. If you have lived through the technological change in music production and distribution in the last twenty years, you will find this book a powerful summary. This book is a short, easy read. But it will stay with you for a long time.

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